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Sands: We have a big problem

FORMER Minister of Health Dr Duane Sands believes the country has reached a point where “draconian interventions” might be needed to bring rising COVID-19 cases under control, saying the number of cases recorded in the last few days have been “frightening”.

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New fraud allegations against Turnquest, Butler

NEW allegations of mortgage fraud have been levelled against East Grand Bahama MP Peter Turnquest and his former Sky Bahamas business partner Captain Randy Butler, according to a recently filed Supreme Court writ.

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Demand for staff to be vaccinated ‘not legal’

LABOUR Director John Pinder said his department has received several complaints about “at least” three different businesses trying to implement a new policy that mandates workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Potter’s Cay clean up underway

POTTER’S Cay Dock vendors jumped into action to clean up debris left behind by Sunday’s destructive fire after allegedly waiting on government to initiate efforts.

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Concerns over Haiti travel ban extension

ACTIVIST Louby Georges has raised concerns over the recent extension of the government’s travel ban on Haiti.

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‘Double edged sword’

Royal Caribbean’s Paradise Island plans are “a double edged sword” that could improve The Bahamas’ tourism product yet “hurt” Bay Street and local entrepreneurs, it was argued yesterday.

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Oil exploration fight heading for full trial

A prominent QC yesterday argued that Bahamas Petroleum Company (BPC) will itself benefit from the legal challenge to its permits being cleared to proceed to a full Supreme Court trial.

Banks want mortgage ‘creme de la creme’

Bahamian commercial banks are seeking out only “the creme de la creme of the mortgage market” as home buyers endure increasingly long waits for financing approval, it was disclosed yesterday.

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Insurer: Agency deal to ‘control our own destiny’

A Bahamian insurer yesterday said its latest agency acquisition target will give it “more and more control of our destiny” while achieving its desired “five basis point spread” investment return.

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United in grief

TWO strangers united in grief yesterday while testifying about the fate of their spouses during a Coroner’s Court inquest into the presumed deaths of people reported missing after Hurricane Dorian.